Facebook Twitter SHARE By Andy Eubank – Jun 15, 2017 A Hoosier Hot, Dry 10-14 Day Stretch Developing Planting forecast last half of JuneIn the new planting and early crop development forecast, good rains this week might lead to more in the coming days, but maybe not as much as originally thought. Ryan Martin is HAT chief meteorologist. He says the next two weeks could be quite interesting to watch.“I still see a minor front that tries to come in at mid-week this coming week, but moisture totals are being eased back, both in my forecast and in both major computer models,” Martin explains. “And one of the things I’ve been talking about since last Monday is the fact that I think we’re going to start seeing a nice upper level ridge develop here. The so called ridging effect has really got the trade divided. If we see a big upper level ridge, dry, hot weather coming in, the trade takes that and runs with it as a bad sign. I think we are going to see some ridging.”Martin says we also need to keep eyes on a tropical system coming through the gulf area.“If it makes land fall on the gulf coast, that could play all sorts of havoc with weather patterns across the United States.”So, what kind of rain totals and temperatures does he look for in the Seed Consultants forecast?“I’m looking for temperatures to be near normal as we kick off the first part of this week, but if we get that upper level high pressure dome and ridge to build like I think we will, I expect temperatures through the rest of the week to climb back to above normal levels. The big question mark will be rains at mid-week, Tuesday night, Wednesday. I think we’re probably looking at moisture totals on the order of a quarter to maybe ¾ of an inch. If we get stronger thunderstorms we would have to raise that. my gut feeling is most of the strong weather stays south.”Martin says brace yourself for a lot less moisture overall in the next 10 days to 2 weeks. He has more with the complete planting forecast, delivered free by Hoosier Ag Today email tomorrow morning, sponsored by Seed Consultants and Kokomo Grain. Home Indiana Agriculture News A Hoosier Hot, Dry 10-14 Day Stretch Developing SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleFueling Freedom Returns for 9th YearNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for June 16, 2017 Andy Eubank
Shimberg Center for Housing Studies Faculty PositionThe University of Florida’s Shimberg Center for Housing Studies inthe M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management invitesapplications for one nine-month tenured or tenure-track facultyposition in housing studies beginning in the fall of 2021.Appointments are expected to be made at the associate professor orprofessor level, depending on experience and level ofaccomplishment. Expected credentials include a terminal degree in arelated field, relevant academic and/or industry experienceappropriate for the area of expertise, university-level teaching,proven ability to attract nationally-competitive research grantsand disseminate research findings. In addition, the candidateshould demonstrate leadership in multi-disciplinary research and bemotivated to collaborate with other faculty across the College ofDesign, Construction and Planning and within other colleges in theUniversity of Florida. Successful faculty candidates will beexpected to develop funded research programs, publish inpeer-reviewed journals, supervise graduate student research, teachundergraduate and/or graduate courses, and provide service to theUniversity, the community, and the profession. The salary andbenefits package for the position is very competitive, and includesa negotiated faculty development package.The Shimberg Center was established by the Florida Legislature in1988 as a research hub to facilitate the provision of safe, decent,affordable housing and related community development. The Centerconducts research into housing policy and planning, with a specialfocus on housing affordability for Florida residents, includingfamilies, elders, and those with special needs. Current researchtopics include housing instability, particularly family and youthhomelessness; preservation of affordable rental housing; linkinghousing, land use, and transportation decisions; shaping healthierand more energy efficient affordable housing by policy and design;homes and housing for the growing older adult population and peoplewith special needs such as physical and cognitive impairments; andsustainable and equitable solutions to disaster recovery andclimate resilience problems in housing policy. In addition, theCenter’s Florida Housing Clearinghouse provides comprehensivehousing supply and demand data for Florida’s cities and counties(https://flhousingdata.shimberg.ufl.edu).The Shimberg Center currently has 6 full-time faculty and staff aswell as graduate assistants and the Rinker School has 27 full-timefaculty members, and offers Bachelor of Science, Master’s and PhDdegree programs in Construction Management and Fire and EmergencyServices. The College of Design, Construction and Planning ismulti-disciplinary, and includes additional undergraduate andgraduate programs in Architecture, Historic Preservation, InteriorDesign, Landscape Architecture, Sustainability and the BuiltEnvironment, and Urban and Regional Planning as well as severalinterdisciplinary research centers that focus on community andlandscape planning, geographical information system-based research,health and the built environment, resilience, sea level rise, andsustainable construction.The University of Florida is designated as a Research I Universityand is home to 16 colleges and more than 170 research centers andinstitutes and UF offers nearly 300 graduate degree programs. TheUniversity of Florida is a Top 6 public research university and anequal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversityand inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race,color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation,gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, maritalstatus, or any other legally protected status. Applications bywomen and members of all underrepresented groups areencouraged.The City of Gainesville, home to the University of Florida, servesas the cultural, educational and commercial center for the northcentral Florida region. Known for the beauty of its naturalsurroundings, including springs and lakes, and numerous culturalinstitutions and recreational opportunities, Gainesville is one ofthe most attractive cities in Florida.The selection process will be conducted in accordance with theprovisions of Florida “Government in the Sunshine” and PublicRecords laws. Search Committee meetings and interviews will be opento the public; and all applications, CV’s and other documentsrelated to the search will be available for public inspection.Questions may be directed to Dr. Robert Ries, Chair of the SearchCommittee, at [email protected] credentials include a terminal degree in a related field,relevant academic and/or industry experience appropriate for thearea of expertise, university-level teaching, proven ability toattract nationally-competitive research grants and disseminateresearch findings.Applications must include a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; atwo-page statement of teaching and research interests whichexplains how the applicant will contribute to the Center, School,and College; a one page statement of contribution to diversity,equity, and inclusion; and the names, addresses and telephonenumbers of three references. To ensure full consideration, therequired documents should be submitted by January 15, 2021when the Search Committee will begin reviewing applications. Thereview of applications will continue until the position isfilled.To apply for this position, visit jobs.ufl.edu. Job number for thisvacancy is 67650. If an accommodation due to a disability is neededto apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2HRS or theFlorida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).The University of Florida is an equal Opportunity Employerdedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty andstaff. The University of Florida invites all qualified applicants,including minorities, women, veterans and individuals withdisabilities. The University of Florida is a public institution andsubject to all requirements under the Florida Sunshine and PublicRecords laws.Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript tothe hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.naces.org/ .The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.
Manchester United ‘I don’t put pressure on myself’ – Lukaku not worried about big-game failure Goal Last updated 2 years ago 08:06 10/16/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Manchester United Liverpool Romelu Lukaku Liverpool v Manchester United Premier League Simon Mignolet was barely troubled by the Premier League’s top scorer on Saturday, but he is certain that important goals will come at Old Trafford Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku insists he has no concerns about his scoring record after once more coming up short against top Premier League opposition. Lukaku leads the scoring charts in England this season with seven goals so far in 2017-18. Man Utd 4/1 to win PL Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Long dubbed as a ‘flat-track bully’, however, the Belgian did nothing to dispel claims he fails to produce against top-drawer sides as he drew a blank against Liverpool. The forward affirmed that Everton’s negative attitude against the Premier League’s best hurt his record, but expects an improvement now he is at United. “Sometimes it is difficult when you play against the top teams and you play not to win and don’t really create chances,” he told reporters of his Everton spell after a 0-0 draw in which the chances did not exactly flow for Jose Mourinho’s men.”Every time I played for Everton we had a different mindset coming into the [Liverpool derby].”I had a good time. I learned my trade over there. I am really grateful to the club no matter what happened. “But now I am in a team where we want to win against the big teams and we want to win every game, so I think the situation will change.”I don’t put pressure on myself. I think the biggest pressure game for me was the Super Cup against Real Madrid.”That was the game for me where everybody was looking at me and thinking will he do it there. I think it freed me from everything.”Lukaku also took aim at critics he accused of focusing on his missed chances rather than his goals. “A lot of strikers in the league miss bigger chances than me and they score two goals — but with me it’s always ‘Rom did this, Rom did that’, I don’t know why. It’s the standard people set,” he said. “People will always say this and that, but my record in the Premier League is pretty good and I’m in a situation where the team is performing really well.”It’s all about winning and trying to play as attractive football as we can, win all the time at all costs.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid coach Solari defends his playersby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid coach Santiago Solari has defended his players ahead of facing Real Sociedad.Madrid meet La Real on the back of a 2-2 draw with Villarreal.Solari said, “We’ve got a really busy month ahead of us, because we now have a game once every three days. The most important thing is that we keep our energy levels up in the matches and that we start to welcome the injured players back. It’s also important that we don’t pick up any more injuries.”Footballers aren’t machines. It’s tough when you have to play a game every three days and we have to be ready for that and go out and compete. The key thing in the league is that we continue to climb the table, we’ve moved up from ninth to fourth and have to keep closing the gap because it’s a battle right until the end. It’s in situations of adversity that your character shines through. The LaLiga season and the campaign will be a battle until the end.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Solskjaer defends quiet Rashford for Man Utd defeatby Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer has said Marcus Rashford has struggled due to a lack of service from his Manchester United teammates.The striker didn’t have a single clear cut chance in Sunday’s 1-0 loss to Newcastle United.And speaking after the game, Solskjaer felt sorry for the 21-year-old.He said: “He’s working hard. As I said to the boys at half-time today, you feel for him because he’s running, running and running and he doesn’t get the service.”The first half was very poor, that was the poorest we’ve been, because we gave so many sloppy balls away.”It seemed like we couldn’t control the ball and we couldn’t find the combinations. Of course, in the second half we dominated but we didn’t create enough.”
Triple Olympic medalist, Yohan Blake, has urged wards of the Mount Olivet Boys Home in Manchester, to use their struggles as a motivation for success. Pointing out that hardship can lead to personal development and make people into stronger and better individuals, he encouraged them to use their experiences to fortify themselves and prepare for the future. “For me it was a struggle. You have to have struggles to make it. I’ve been through a rough life, many times we had to walk and carry water on our heads. That’s why I’m so strong,” he joked. The elite athlete was among other sponsors and well-wishers, who joined the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) staff at its annual Christmas awards ceremony and luncheon at the home on December 15, bringing gifts for the boys and well-needed items for the facility. He offered words of encouragement and lessons on how to stay positive about life, noting that notwithstanding the challenges that they encounter in life, it is possible to overcome. Cautioning them against thinking negatively, Blake urged the 28 wards to understand that there are people concerned about their well-being. “You may think that because you are in a home that no-one cares. People do care. That’s why I’m on board,” the world-class sprinter stated. He also urged them to look beyond their current circumstances and towards what they can become. “When I was growing up no-one thought that I could be the second fastest, soon to be the fastest man in the world,” he said, eliciting cheers from among those gathered. “You can be the next Prime Minister of Jamaica,” he told the boys pointedly. He further underscored the importance of doing good deeds in life. “Each time I run on the track I think about you people because, you never know what will happen in life. Maybe the day will come that you can help me,” he stated. It was the second time that Blake was joining the JIS on its annual Christmas visit to the home, which the agency adopted in 2009. Blake’s first time was in 2011 when his YB Afraid Foundation came on board as a sponsor. Since then, he has gifted the home with a number of items including water tanks, commercial grade washing machine, television and electronics for a game room. Blake was happily received by the wards and staff of the residential facility, who was excited to have the world-famous athlete, spend time with them. Expressing pleasure with his growing relationship with the boys and the home, the 22 year-old track star said, “I had to be here” despite the tight training schedule. The Mount Olivet Boys home, which is run by the United Church of Jamaica and Grand Cayman, was adopted by the JIS as part of its corporate social responsibility thrust. Projects undertaken by the JIS at the home include providing back-to-school supplies, Christmas gifts and a mentorship programme. This year’s project involved the creation of a vegetable garden through partnership with the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA). The agency has committed to another year of assistance to the home. Other sponsors include Josephs, Azmart, Jamaica Broilers, Wisynco, Continental Baking Company Ltd.,Lasco Food Distributors, and Sandals Foundation.
GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Mounties in Grande Prairie are investigating a shooting that occurred yesterday.On Thursday at approximately 5:50 p.m., members of the Grande Prairie RCMP responded to a report of a man who had been shot in the area of 92 Street and 100 Avenue.The man was transported to a local hospital by EMS with unknown injuries, while two suspects were arrested and are currently in police custody. Police believe that this is an isolated incident and that there is no additional risk to public safety.If you have any information about this, or any other crime, please call the Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment at 780-830-5700. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or by Internet at www.tipsubmit.com.
Tiger Woods returns to the course on Thursday after being away from competition for five months. In a press conference on Monday, Woods expressed his excitement to return to the course and was well received in the practice rounds. Woods is paired with K.J. Choi and Matt Kuchar. Woods has been paired with Choi 12 times and Kuchar twice. The threesome will tee off from the first hole at Augusta National at 1:42 p.m. Thursday and 10:35 a.m. Friday.Donovan McNabb was introduced Tuesday as the new quarterback of the Washington Redskins. McNabb, sporting a No. 5 Redskins jersey, is in the negotiation stage with the Redskins on a contract extension. McNabb has one year left on his 12-year, $115 million contract that he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles.Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski denies any interest in the New Jersey Nets coaching job. The Bergen Record reports that the Nets’ new owner, Mikhail Prokhorov, is targeting Coach K. Even if Prokhorov offers Coach K more than $12 million, making him the highest-paid coach in the NBA ahead of Phil Jackson, Krzyzewski maintained that he would not be leaving Duke. Coach K was offered the head coaching position with the Lakers in 2004, but opted to remain with the Blue Devils.Cleveland Browns nose tackle Shaun Rogers allegedly tried to carry a semiautomatic handgun through airport security over the weekend. The police report states that the gun had seven bullets in the magazine and one in the chamber, but was on safe mode. Rogers has pleaded not guilty to the charges. In an apology to his team and fans, Rogers claims he forgot the gun was in his carry-on bag when he went through security at the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
Ohio State wrapped up its non-conference schedule with a 29-15 win against University of Alabama-Birmingham. Here’s what we learned about the Buckeyes in their closer-than-expected battle with the Blazers, as well as observations from the first third of the season. The “freak show” was upstaged There was plenty of excitement surrounding OSU’s special teams unit this season, and for good reason. Meyer’s Gators blocked 21 punts, eight field goals and three extra points during the coach’s six seasons at University of Florida. The coach hoped to bring that success to Columbus, featuring a punt-blocking subunit called “the freak show.” But the stage on Saturday belonged to UAB’s special teams, who returned a blocked punt for the game’s first touchdown and later caught the Buckeyes unaware while recovering an onside kick. OSU’s special teams were woeful last season, most noticeably against Purdue when a blocked extra point cost them the game. It seems that even with Meyer in helm, the Buckeyes have a long way to go before the “freak show” is a featured act in Columbus. This is an imperfect team in a less-perfect conference OSU is not amongst the nation’s elite college football teams this year. This is less of an observation from one game, and more about the team’s performance through non-conference play. In the first four games of their season, OSU struggled to put away two teams from Conference USA and barely evaded an upset bid from a Cal team that is now 1-3. The young offense has been prolific yet inconsistent and occasionally inept. This was on perfect display against UAB, as the Buckeyes were held scoreless for the first third of the game, and then rattled off 21-unanswered points in a matter of 5:29. The offense followed up their scoring barrage by reverting back to lethargy, punting three times in three possessions as the Blazers crawled back into contention. Once victory was again in doubt, Miller drove the Buckeyes 71 yards on a 10-play touchdown drive to put the game away. In all, the Buckeyes put up 29 points and 347 yards against a defense that had allowed an average of 44 points and 477 yards through their first two games. Despite their most evident flaws the Buckeyes are still 4-0, preparing to play in a conference that has looked even more suspect. The Big Ten’s early season favorites – Wisconsin, Michigan State and Michigan – have all been beaten, and to various degrees embarrassed, in non-conference play. OSU will compete for the conference title that they are sanctioned from winning this season, just don’t confuse conference dominance with national prominence. Give an extra helmet sticker to… Jordan Hall. In his second game back from injury, the senior running back rushed for a career-high 105 yards on 17 carries. He also caught two passes for 21 yards. More importantly, Hall’s presence has allowed the Buckeyes to be less dependent on Miller as a rusher. In the two games without Hall, Miller carried the ball 17 and 27 times. In games with Hall, Miller’s workload decreased significantly, as he received 12 and 11 carries. Less carries means less hits for Miller, which will be important heading into conference play against the physical Big Ten defenses.
Carlo Cudicini praised the performance of two-goal Alvaro Morata, in today’s FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest.The Spanish striker bagged a brace against Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge that secured the passage to the FA Cup fourth round.Cudicini, the assistant to head coach Maurizio Sarri, provided his assessment of the afternoon’s events via the club’s official website.“I think Alvaro played an important part in today’s performance, he was very good in terms of working for the team, offensively but mainly defensively,’ said Cudicini.“It was very important for him to score two goals which can only be good for his confidence. We are all pleased with his performance but we were even when he didn’t score in previous games so hopefully, it will be good for his morale that he scored, and hopefully, he will be freer in his mind.Great job!! Great win at home with our fans!! Happy to score again!! Go Chelsea!! 🔵🔵⚽️⚽️ pic.twitter.com/ELrG1Z2uas— Álvaro Morata (@AlvaroMorata) November 4, 2018Report: Morata suffers a knee injury George Patchias – August 29, 2019 Alvaro Morata has suffered a knee sprain injury in training.The Atletico Madrid forward apparently felt some pain in his knee during Wednesday’s training session. He…“Gianfranco Zola mentioned in the press conference before the match that for a striker it’s difficult when you go through a spell when you don’t score many goals, so his body language was a bit down, but in training he’s working very hard and we all knew that sooner or later he would be able to turn the corner and start scoring goals.“Thankfully he did it today, it was very important because we really care about this competition and we want to do well.‘He has all the possibilities to do that,’ Cudicini added when asked if Morata should set himself a big target in terms of goals for the season.“He’s a great striker, he has great qualities and now his confidence is back I’m sure he will keep on scoring goals for us.“I think everyone is different. Some players are perhaps more affected by criticism they receive but for us, the most important thing is that he’s training hard and he wants to improve. Performance-wise, on top of the goals it was very important he did a fantastic job for the team, that’s our concern.”